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Poster: ColdRain108 Date: Jun 11, 2014 10:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: tuning and knoodling

I always thought they were being considerate by giving me a few minutes of peaceful quiet between songs to re-gather my senses in preparation for the next onslaught to my consciousness. I never figured they spent all that time tuning...more likely just dicking around.

When I saw CSN, Stills must have had 30 guitars in the rack. He's grab a new one after every song, seemed really silly as I was used to the guitarist (Jerry) only playing one single instrument the whole show, show after show. A freshly tech-tuned guitar for each song would speed things up...but why?

This wasn't simply a "professional" rock show, THANK GOD!!!!!!!! I've seen plenty of those, they are nothing remotely like a Grateful Dead show, more like a play with well rehearsed lines spoken exactly the same every time and perfectly designed stage props, no room allowed for the unexpected.